British Tourist Stabbed in Hebron
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British Tourist Stabbed in Hebron

A middle-aged tourist from Britain was stabbed and seriously wounded in Hebron on Wednesday afternoon.

A curfew was clamped on the town, as security forces searched for the assailant.

The victim, whose name was not released, was discovered by Jews with a large knife plunged into his lower back. He was rushed by ambulance to Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, where he underwent what was described as major surgery.

The Israeli authorities assume the attack was an act of terrorism.